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[UPDATE] Health, Mental Health, and Literature - Graduate English Conference

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:07am
Boston College

Health, Mental Health, and Literature

The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider the intersection between health, mental health, and literature.

Considering recent interdisciplinary developments in the field of Medical Humanities, we are interested in exploring the ways in which literature and other creative arts have attempted to represent or otherwise understand health, which is so often analyzed from a clinical or scientific perspective. We seek papers that work to synthesize clinical approaches and literary approaches to the mind and body. What can be gained by merging multiple perspectives?

Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:19pm
Sigma Tau Delta, Iota Chi Chapter / California State University, Northrdige

"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
Graduate Conference

"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron

This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?

Different Games Conference: Call for Papers, Games and Workshop Proposals

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:56pm
Different Games, NYU Polytechnic Institute

The Department of Technology, Culture and Society at New York University's Polytechnic Institute invites submissions of original games, scholarly research, and workshop proposals for Different Games.

Proposals are due February 1st, 2013 to DifferentGamesConference(at)gmail.com

"Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Critical Appraisal"

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:20pm
Pinaki Roy-edited "Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Critical Appraisal'

A Kolkata-based international book-seller/publisher is scheduled to release a critical anthology titled "Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Critical Appraisal". Full papers on different aspects of the novel, written with M.L.A.-style citations, and in Times New Roman, Single-space-format (not less than six pages) may be e-mailed to Dr. Pinaki Roy, Assistant Professor of English, Malda College, Rabindra Avenue, Rathbari More, Post Office + District: Malda - 732 101, West Bengal, India, within 31 January 2013 at cfpproy@gmail.com. Papers sent will be duly acknowledged, the writers of selected essays notified, and contributors will receive complimentary copies of the critical anthology.

[UPDATE] Approaches to Teaching American Ethnic Literatures in the 21st Century/edited text/Proposal Deadline: January , 14, 201

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 6:22pm
Helane Androne/Miami University of Ohio

I'm seeking contributors to a collection of essays that consider innovative teaching practices for engaging students with American ethnic literatures. The text is approved for contract with a publisher.

Text Summary and Overview
Contemporary ethnic American award winning authors like Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, and Jhumpa Lahiri have interpreted and provoked self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. Ethnic American literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion, politics and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums.

THE STAGING OF VERDI & WAGNER OPERAS

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 4:22pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

International Conference

Pistoia (Italy), 13-15 September 2013

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/staging.html

Organized by

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice

Associazione Amici di Groppoli

Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War April 25-26, CFP Deadline February 1

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:44pm
UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

"Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War" will be a two-day conference sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) of the University of California, Santa Barbara, on April 25-26, 2013. The conference is part of the IHC's 2012-2013 program "Fallout," a year-long series of events dedicated to examining the impact of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan upon the soldiers who have fought in these wars: visit http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/fallout for more details. The conference will focus specifically on the capacity of narrative-making to help returning service members deal with the after-effects of war and reintegrate into their communities.

[UPDATE] Humor and Culture; submission deadline extended to 2/15/13

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:25pm
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Humor and Culture

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Humor and Culture." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Completed submissions due by FEBRUARY 15, 2013. Please submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to Proteus@ship.edu. PROTEUS uses _Chicago Style_ documentation for accepted articles. We are a peer-reviewed journal.

CFP: Victorians Institute 2013 Conference: Through the Looking Glass

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:41am
Victorians Institute

CFP: Victorians Institute 2013 Conference: Through the Looking Glass

Proposals: 5/1/2013

The 42nd Meeting of the Victorians Institute

November 1-2, 2013

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to Rebecca.King@mtsu.edu by 1 May 2013.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:33am
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

CFP: Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) Special Issue: The Digital Turn

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:09am
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS)

Call for Papers
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) Special Issue: The Digital Turn

It is well understood that "the digital turn" has transformed the contemporary cultural, political, and economic environment. Less appreciated perhaps is its crucial importance and transformative potential for those of us who study the past. Whether through newly—and differently—accessible data and methods (e.g. "distant reading"), new questions being asked of that new data, or recognizing how digital reading changes our access to the materiality of the past, the digital humanities engenders a particularized set of questions and concerns for those of us who study the early modern, broadly defined (mid-15th to mid-19th centuries).

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